This role is for an Application Developer to work in the FX Technology Team based in Belfast. The team are responsible for all Front Office facing applications: Pricing, Risk, Electronic Trading. Each developer is involved in the complete project lifecycle from requirements analysis and to design and implementation.
FXLM Technology is focused on delivering IT solutions to the FX and Local Markets Sales and Trading business. We have around 400 people with the core of our development effort based in the financial hubs of London, New York and Singapore where we face off directly to the trading desks. Our core strength is providing the technical expertise and software development skills that directly affect the ability of our business to generate revenue and several of our client facing applications such as Citi FX Velocity and FX Click are leaders in their respective markets. We are committed to hiring the brightest and best technical experts and in return can offer roles with direct business interaction on projects from electronic and algorithmic trading to grid based computation of real-time risk metrics.
The FX FIX Development Technology Team is one of the most exciting and fast-paced teams within FXLM Technology and is responsible for delivering all external Client connectivity through to our electronic Trading technology platforms for the eFX business. The team work very closely with both internal and external technology partners to ensure we deliver a best in class low latency platform to ensure we remain the best for our clients. Additionally, close interaction with the FIX Onboarding team and our trading partners is essential to ensure the business needs are met for all our traded major liquid instruments such as FX Spot, FX Forwards, Precious Metals and NDF. The team’s responsibilities extend to all aspects of the electronic trading domain, including connectivity, market data distribution and Co-Lo Infrastructure. The FX FIX platform is used by a wide range of clients across a wide breadth of products including FX Cash, FX Options and Algorithmic trading as well as our own Single Dealer trading platform (Velocity).
We are looking to hire a senior Java Developer to join the FX FIX Development project which is a core part of the global eTrading technology team. The role requires a high level of expertise in developing efficient, low-latency Java code that is highly fault-tolerant to ensure our business continues to operate 24/5.5. We are looking for a candidate that understands how to build and design highly concurrent software in an architecture that is appropriate for e-Trading applications. The role will require constant dialogue with the business and Quant teams, and designing, developing and testing highly performant java code in an Agile fashion for deployment into our co-located environments globally.
• Close interaction with Traders and Quants to understand new requirements for the low latency platforms
• Enhancing the existing platform and developing new functionality, primarily in Java
• Take complete ownership of deliverables from inception to roll-out, working largely independently.
• Mentoring and/or managing more junior members of the team
• Continual improvement of the software development lifecycle and quality of the product
• Second line support of the production system (a dedicated 24h support team handles 1st line).
• Other FX Technology teams, especially the wider eTrading team
• Infrastructure Team (STI and CTI)
• FX Trading Business
• Global Support Team
This role provides a good opportunity for the successful candidate to work on a project closely aligned to the FX business with direct PnL impact.
FX Technology is a global team covering a wide range of front office applications and this role would give a solid foundation in one of our key projects. The common architecture and approach across the group means there are many opportunities for career growth and mobility within our team.
• Extensive years of commercial Java development experience; ideally having more, which could be in another OO language (i.e. C++, C#).
• FIX Protocol
• Experience developing low-latency, high performance software in Java
• Recent experience working within an eFX Technology Team is preferable
• Self-starting individual with experience of working in a desk facing role.
• Experience designing and developing distributed systems using a range of middleware products.
• Java, OO design.
• Distributed Systems Technologies – Messaging, Caching, Database. (Tibco RV preferred)
• Understanding of computing science fundamentals – concurrency, algorithms, operating systems,
• Process and tools to produce well written low defect rate code.
• Quantitative understanding of the FX trading business or related areas (e.g. Equities high frequency trading) preferred
• Good degree in a mathematical or scientific subject from a top tier University.
• Strong aptitude for analysis and problem solving
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Willingness to learn
• Excellent planning and organizational skills
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.
Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.
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